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Peter Montague, Ph.D., is a historian and journalist whose work has appeared in Alternet; Counterpunch; Grist; Huffington Post; Multinational Monitor; The Nation; New Solutions; OpEdNews; Race, Poverty & the Environment; Rachel's Environment & Health News (editor, 1986-2008); TomPaine.com and Ramparts. He is a member of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981, AFL-CIO, and is active in the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance. He is currently executive director of Environmental Research Foundation (New Brunswick, N.J.), and serves on the board of the Science and Environmental Health Network (Ames, Iowa).
The Chemical Industry Divides an Environmental Coalition into Disarray
Toxics activists have been campaigning since 2005 to modernize U.S. chemicals policy. They've done everything by the book and seemed on the right track until the the chemical industry fought back with a "divide and conquer" maneuver. The result may be a new law that's worse than the old one.
Sunday, February 26, 2012(8 comments)
Why the Environmental Movement Is Not Winning
The environmental movement is not winning because its funders have favored top-down, elite strategies and have largely ignored grassroots groups that are directly affected by environmental harms, a new report says.
Sunday, February 19, 2012(3 comments)
Industry's Plan for Us
By ignoring global warming, the U.S. is painting itself (and the world) into a bad corner. But now the fossil fuel industry has developed a plan of escape for us.
Why Fracking And Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop
Recent research shows the damage to the health of farm animals near hydrofracking sites but remedies seem elusive as the U.S. legal system remains strongly biased in favor of economic growth, even if it harms human health, animal life and the environment.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Weyburn Carbon Storage Project Enters a Critical Phase
A report of leakage at the Weyburn carbon dioxide burial project in Saskatchewan, Canada has been met by ridicule and denial by responsible officials. Even more than reports of leakage, dismissive responses by officials may undermine public confidence in the viability of carbon storage as a way to limit global warming.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011(6 comments)
Reported Leak Casts Doubt on Favored Solution for Global Warming
Since 1997 the U.S. government has been promoting projects burying carbon dioxide (CO2), the global warming gas, deep in the ground. Now a reported leak at the Weyburn CO2 burial project in Canada has raised doubts about the reliability of this experimental technology.